Droolworthy Washi Tape Care Package Straight From Japan!

washi tape care package from japan

Oh boy oh boy! If you somehow haven’t heard of the amazing craft/office supply product called washi tape then you are MISSING OUT big time. I’d drooled over it online for a while, but couldn’t QUITE get myself to pay $4-$5 a (teeny) roll – so I emailed my friend Yori who lives in Tokyo with the innocent question “have you seen washi tape for sale near you? is it cheaper in Japan, and could I send you some money to buy some if so?” she replied by mailing me (express mail no less) a HUGE washi tape care package! OH my heart nearly exploded with joy.

For a trade, I’m sending her some artwork and some delightful burt’s bees products. A great trade!

Here’s some totally drool worthy washi tape photos for you – don’t eat the computer! Also, wouldn’t these be great for PINTEREST??

traditional washi paper closeup washi paper tape stack

Pt 2 of the story, in which the heroine takes on her out-of-control glue shelf

So, funny story – I open the package, when I’m done picking my jaw up off the floor, I looked around on my art table for a place to put them…there was noooo space! You know those immaculate studios you see online where nothing is out on the table and all the shelves are perfectly organized? That’s NOT what mine looks like!!!

I decided I really needed to clean up my “adhesive shelf” before I lovingly placed my new washi tape collection on it – so I give you the before and after photos – voila!

P.S. don’t you love my tabby cat tape dispenser?? I got it at the stationery shop I used to work at, but I also just found one on ebay.

 

glue-studio-cleanup-before-and-after

 

 

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Ruth

6 Comments

Cynthia Schelzig

whoa…you hit paydirt!! Do you think I could borrow your friend or do you think I could bribe her to become my friend toooooo:) You had me laughing with the shot of your table. Have fun taping up everything you can get your hands on.

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lynda howells

you are a lucky lady..would your friend like another friend..this time in UK..London?x I found an amazing firm that did great cheap washi tape but won’t send to uK!….bother.xxx
Your your tapexxlyndax

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Natalie

Hi,I’m wondering how match does it cost in Japan? Is there a substantial difference? Is it worth to order washi tape from JP directly?

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Ruth

Hi Natalie! I have no idea how much it costs in Japan, since it was a gift, I’ve looked online to see if you could order straight from Japan, but (obviously) the websites were all in Japanese…

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